Circle Takes the Square is an American screamo band from Savannah, Georgia. Their debut release was a 6-track self-titled EP in 2001, followed by a 7" split with Pg. 99 in 2002. In 2004 the band released As the Roots Undo on Robotic Empire, which released the CD, and HyperRealist Records, which released the gatefold LP.
The band released their second full-length album, entitled "Decompositions" on 21 December 2012 as a digital download. Physical editions of the album were released in April 2013. The first volume was released as a limited edition of 350 CDs, entitled "Decompositions Vol. 1, Rites Of Initiation" and was put out on their own label, Gatepost Recordings in the Autumn of 2011.
Circle Takes the Square has been described as being a "blend of progressive experimentation and DIY hardcore, metal, and noise...characterised by a natural fusion of grindcore and the sweeping guitar dynamics of post-punk and emo". They describe themselves as "...a punk rock band with reverence for the Mystery." Lars Gotrich, when writing for NPR music credited Circle Takes the Square alongside bands Orchid and Pg.99 as being prominent influences on emotional post-hardcore.